Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

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In case you missed them, you may now watch—via YouTube— all webinars organized by the UP Asian Center since July 2020.

The UP Asian and the Japan Foundation Manila are now accepting submissions for the "3rd Nationwide Japanese Studies  Research Competition." The deadline for submission is extended until 30 January 2021, 5 pm.

The UP Asian Center will be holding “Toyota in the Philippines: 30 Years and Beyond in Nation-building | Lecture and Book Launch” on 17 December 2020, 2–4 pm (Philippine time) via Zoom.

The replay of the lecture, “Finding Intimacy in Asian History: Notes on Pain and Pleasure,” and the virtual launch of the "Dr. Peter Boomgaard Southeast Asia Collection,"  held on 25 November 2020, is now available on YouTube.

The replay of the webinar, “Pagkalalaki at Maka-Diyos: A Dialogical Look at Masculinity and Religiosity among Filipino Males” conducted on 18 November 2020, is now available on YouTube.